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Vermont Grange Film Explores a Deep-Rooted Agricultural Institution

Created in partnership with the Middle Branch Grange in East Bethel and Riverside Grange in West Topsham, the film explores the social, economic, political, and agricultural impacts of the National Grange on Vermont’s rural communities over the past 150 years. The documentary weaves archival images and oral histories with footage of modern day Grange events to paint a comprehensive picture of the organization and the New Englanders it supports. It conveys the powerful bond of community in the Grange and encourages a creative exploration of ways the Grange can remain a vital institution in Vermont. Free screenings will take place at the Riverside Grange in West Topsham on Friday, April 6 and at the Middle Branch Grange in East Bethel on Saturday, April 14. Future screenings in Middlebury, Burlington, and a southern Vermont town will be announced. For more information, contact Charlotte Barrett at cbarrett@historicnewengland.org or (802)989-4723 or visit www.historicnewengland.org/explore/everyones-history/.

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